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hear me? makeess's main goal is to president obama look bad and go down in history as a failure. the main thing they said they want to do when they got an office was to create jobs. they have not created jobs. they have made one disturbance after another. anything top distract the public from their not getting these jobs. the the main thing they ran on was to get jobs, jobs, jobs. all they have done this disrupt. in fromlliam calling new orleans, louisiana on our independent line. william, good morning. the lady just called, i would like to say i spent 27 years in the military and i have traveled extensively throughout the world. discovered starting americans65 is that -- until this blind bigotry among people in office get out of there. people need to look out for themselves and let's move this country forward without this they did tree that we are seeing. bigotry that we are seeing. from thee's a piece "hazelton standard speaker." this morning. david myers talking about the reasons to be thankful for that label, and do-nothing congress. from her,ot next maryland. from gaithersb
-span. >> president obama's use of power related to the health care law. immigration policies and drug laws. coverage ofour live the hearing starting at 10:00 c-span 2.rn on are you walk in, there tables in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the gun show. temperature pamphlet is how the take ment is trying to away the right to own guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all
balanced. >>> breaking news tonight. the federal obama care website is now seeing a 10% failure rate. good evening, everybody. i'm martha maccallum in tonight for greta van susteren. so, today they admitted that healthcare.gov is seeing errors in one out of every ten data transfers, after the so-called fixes they put in. so, how worried should you be about whether or not you really got the coverage that you were able to sign up for? congressm congressman, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> that's a big number, one in ten seeing errors, and that's after they said they were experiencing that private sector velocity, right? >> i mean, the number could be as high as 25%, this report says. the very first person in my own congressional office, my chief of staff, justin harding, he went in, he signed up, he thought he signed up, then he went back into the system to have a look, and it showed up that he had signed up twice! and so, the back end of this is critical. there's no confidence in this. those are stunning numbers, and i worry that there are people out there who think they'
on iran. >> israel is prepared to do what is necessary to defend itself. we share president obama's preference to see iran's nuclear weapons program and through diplomacy. but for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. >> now, president obama defended the international deal which many allies in the middle east area really are very nervous about, insisting his bottom line is to prevent iran from collecting a nuclear weapon and the sanctions relief will depend on iran's actions going forward and that is what has so many in this region worried, greg. they don't really trust iran and they are afraid that the united states will be tricked by iran's sweet talking going forward. >>> secretary of state john kerry insists that israel and the united states are in snync. from where you are in jerusalem, does it seem that way? >> reporter: there's a lot of tension. they are simply not on the same side although they are trying to sort of publicly get their act together. netanyahu and perez had very kind words to say this weekend and per
of the end from the white house, president obama will focus on the benefits of the health care law he will be flying by the white house says have benefited from the overhaul. he will remind american fork discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. we'll have coverage of that at the white house later today in our commitment network, c-span 3. house judiciary committee waiting to gavel in. we stay here live on cease and two. -- c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> which is now congressman john conyers of michigan come into the hearing room. the rayburn house office building. he is the ranking member on the house judiciary committee. they are about to hold a hearing like in a president obama's use of executive power. looking at the constitutionality of the administration decisions, including the decision to delay the
of politico magazine. washington journal is next. >> president obama launches a push forc-relations healthcare.gov. republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from dem
. the details how it went down are straight ahead. >>> and if you thought you were enrolled in obama care, check again. you may not be. the obama administration dropping a bombshell. thousands of americans who recently signed up for insurance may be left without coverage right before the new year and the federal government hasn't told them. we'll tell you the details. >>> and, guys, one of my favorite stories, ever. uh-oh spa getios. the company tweeting out this picture as a tribute to pearl harbor. what was meant as an honor was inappropriate. you have to read the spaghettios headline. >>> "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> and "fox & friends," welcome. the popular show. >> we think it is. >> "fox & friends" christmas party, we'll share photos from that yesterday. >> we shut down the bowling lane yesterday. most of our crew did pretty well, and a segment on how it is the holiday christmas party. i. a lot of folks will wind up going to work hungover. tips how to beat the hangover. >> tips, fake it until you make it. >> that's what i'm doing right now. >> don't announce that. >>> and while yo
after thanksgiving, president obama and first lady michelle obama went to visit him and the activities on the national mall where they had been without food for 20 days. he said he supported their cause, he believed it was not a matter of if but when, they would finally take a vote on immigration, but he also voiced concern for the health of the people that had been fasting for so long. he suggested they take a break for their own health, let somebody else fast next. today, he did that after 22 days without food, he broke his fast. he passed it on to senator robert kennedy's grandson, congressman joe kennedy of massachusetts. he will join with the others in fasting for 24 hours and he will pass it on to others. this is part of an emotional and intense effort to try to push ut house to take on immigration reform. this is erica who came here from mexico when she was a child. she was on the cover of "time" magazine. earlier this year her mother and brother were taken from their home at 9:00 p.m. during a night raid. she posted this video online the night that it happened. antivity asked p
to hostile acts against the regime, the koreans rang up the obama administration without explanation saying, hey, we're releasing him and lo and behold he found himself in beijing and on a flight heading towards san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be
. >>> top maryland official in charge of obama exchange, did you hear this? reportedly resigning now. that would be the first official to leave a job since the troubled rollout of the health care law. national correspondent live in washington. steve, what do you hear about this one? >> jamie, it's not only that federal obama care website you hear so much about that had its difficulties, the state as well. rebecca pierce in charge of the troubled website run by the state of maryland resigned friday. according to our baltimore affiliates, some lawmakers are hinting she was forced out. the maryland website signed up just over 3,000 people by november 23rd and only 700 more people one week later. the goal by the end of march is 150,000. lieutenant governor saying things clearly did not go as planned. >> everyone involved in launching the exchange is responsible and that includes me. >> meantime republicans continue to point out the shortcomings of obama care. here is rand paul. >> we're for competition. we're for selling insurance across state lines. above all we're for driving premiums
related statements be printed in the record and that president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there objection? a senator: reserving the right to object. the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: and i will make my remarks on this matter after the majority leader has completed his -- his business today. but i would note that on the last day we were here, november 21, there were only 16 nominations on the executive calendar who had been there more than three weeks. only eight more more than nine weeks. the republicans were ready to confirm more than 40 who had been there just a few weeks. and the democratic majority changed the rules of the senate in airwa a way that creates a se without rules. so until i understand better how a united states senator is supposed to operate in a senate without rules, i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. mr. reid: madam president, i am not going to respond in any detail to my friend -- and he is my friend. there is no way, the
. oh, they're still talking trash about killing obama care. still talking about the debt, but guess what. they aren't talking about what they did with such bravado this september to october. suddenly the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their numbers go skyward was when the republicans played stupid party and turned themselves into the anyone couple pops of the potomac and shut done the government. tonight we look at this strange new world, scared to death at the second there's talk of closing it the democrats will open up another big lead in public confidence. who would have believed it would only take a month to teach the tea party that no government is bad politics. david corn for mother jones and howard fineman for "the huffington post" both msnbc political analysts. i know there are still questions about febds. but this week when it looks like they might have a budget deal and january when the continuing resolution comes up for continuing, it looks like t
crashes, cancelled flights and chaos, and it's not over yet. >>> president obama is in the air right now headed to south africa to honor nelson mandela. security is tight as the soccer stadium there hosts dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the plan together
'll hear about the relationship between president obama's cabinet and his closest ally. the cover story in the new "politico" magazine. susan is the editor and editor in chief john harris are with us today to talk about it. let me begin with you. why did you decide to launch a magazine? >> "politico" -- first i thank you. i'm happy to be here to talk about the project. everyone is very excited about the content and we're excited about susan the distinguished career as washington editor. we're excited to have her on the team. the reason we launched the mag diseent consistent with the larger mission. "politico" is about to turn 7 years old. we've had as our mission for sometime we want to be washington's dominant news room for coverage of national politics and policy making here in washington we want to be the dominant player in that. it's a vigorous competition day in day out. in order win the competition we need to do a lot of things well. historically when "politico" got started back then when we were an organ
.s. >>> president obama is wading into the minimum wage debate, as it grabs a spotlight today in cities coast-to-coast. president obama cled on congress to increase the federal minimum wage. he pressed for an extension to jobless benefits to over a million long-term unemployed people. they expire three days after christmas. >>> meantime, fast food workers across the country will have their say today. they're staging another round of walkouts for higher pay. among the demands, a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to unionize. experts say such a pay increase could push up fast food costs by about 20%. put another way, the cost of a $3 hamburger could rise to around $3.50. >>> universal pictures is shutting down production on "fast & furious 7," to figure out how to proceed with the character played by paul walker. a california jeweler is revealing a secret about walker. walker anonymously bought an engagement ring for an iraqi war vet and his fiancee, after overhearing them say they couldn't afford the ring. >>> new documents showing toronto mayor rob ford may have tried to buy a video that
the house alive when they begin work today at 2:00 eastern. president obama working at the white house this afternoon. he will deliver remarks about world aids take. that, in just under half an hour, we will hear from judy relationsn u.s.-china regarding climate change policies. she is speaking at the center for american progress. that is live at 10:00 30 eastern. -- governoridate dannel malloy is in washington talking about the achievement cap in the country. on august 9, 1974, vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that mrs. ford was wearing in the swearing-in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady, but president ford encouraged her. she said, if i am going to do this, i'm going to have fun doing this. within 10 days, she had a state dinner toceremony. she entertain king hussein of jordan. she hit the ground running as first lady. ford.st lady betty coming up, epa genome mccarthy will be talking about u.s.-china relations. until then, a recent white house policy initiative and how it is impacting the president's he
>>> i'm chris wallace. the obama administration says it met its deadline to fix healthcare.gov. but it is also telling people there is no rush to sign up. >> as more enrollment deadlines are pushed back, is the website the least of obamacare's problems? we'll ask two health care experts on opposite sides of the debate, james capretta and neera tanden. plus, our sunday panel weighs in on white house efforts to lower expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all
for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing ovation when he said this law, affordable care act is not going to be repeal as long as i'm president and that got everybody on their feet, people who benefit from the law at this time. one of the real focuses is the
. there's nothing illegal or alien about any human being. >> on friday, president obama and the first lady visited the striking activists. the president told them immigration reform is still on his agent. the senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill in june but the overhaul stalled in the house. >>> nice weather out there today. temperatures warmer than they have been. >> are they going to stay that way? don't think so, right veronica? >> at least for today. we are walking it back a bit. we are going to like tomorrow at least. the temperatures, again, a big warm up for today. let me show you how mild it is walking around without a coat. some of us without a jacket today with the temperatures in the 50s throughout the area. some of our warmest spots down here, you folks throughout southern areas of prince george's county, charles county, stafford county, 55 degrees in stafford. 57 in fredericksburg, virginia. let me show you how much milder it's going to be this week. temperatures going way up. in a couple minutes, i'm going to take you into the warmest day of the workweek and show
president obama, mrs. obama president bush and his wife will travel together. local leaders feel a special connection to the legacy. tom sherwood has more on how mandela's work helped shape the people shaping our community today. >> reporter: josh williams for 30 years led the metropolitan labor council. he still gets gidy when he talks about meeting mandela here in 1990. >> i would say it's such an honor to meet you madiba. i didn't say mandela, i said madiba. don't ask me why, it just came out of my mouth. >> reporter: the colorful posters from 1994 when he was an election watcher in south africa. he likes the picture taken with mandela at the cia headquarters because of his fierce support for labor. >> that to me is the picture i will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> reporter: d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has her own memories. she was among four that helped spark demonstrations to bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade leaders there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life bett
months of job growth thanks to president obama and democrats' policies. we need to kick that into even higher gear when it comes to the recovery. and the republicans have been contributing to our inability to kick that into higher gear. >> just quickly, we're tight on time, what's your best guess in terms of prognosticating what's actually going to happen? >> i would not be betting the house that we're going to have a budget deal by friday. >> debbie wasserman schultz. great for the lump of coal, although for us maybe it's hannukah. we appreciate the time and being with us today. >> thank you. >>> today's big question is on this talk of an impending deal or maybe not. can congress reach a budget deal without an 11th hour panic? weigh in on twitter or facebook. it's @thomas roberts or m me @bshactman and give us your opinion. >>> final preparations under way at a soccer stadium in south africa for a memorial service for nelson mandela. more than a hundred heads of state expected to attend. we'll have a live report from south africa next. >>> the have and the have notes. what's really st
announced that the president and mr. obama -- and mrs. obama will be joined by presidents carter, clinton, and george w. bush honoring nelson mandela. we're going to begin with your comments and calls on a recent survey. a pew research study indicating power has declined. join in on the conversation, the lines -- you can join us on our social media, send us a tweet or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org . or join us on facebook. let's begin with a look at some of the newspapers. front page of "the washington post" has a scene from johannesburg. nelson mandela began the journey from tribal air to revolutionary icon. this from inside "the new york times," -- details from inside "the new york times." there is a new poll we want to draw your attention to. it essentially looks at the role we play in the world. here are some of the details -- support for u.s. global engagement is already nearing historic low and has fallen further. the public thinks that the nation does too much to solve world problems, and increasing percentages want the u.s. to "mind its own business internationally" and pa
are considering when it comes to labeling the foods for consumers. president obama and secretary of state john kerry will address issues concerning the middle east at the brookings institution. look to c-span for information. journal andeet others say patty murray wants to include an extension of unemployment benefits in the deal being hashed out by republican conferees. unemployment now at seven percent. jobs were over 200,000 created in november. the decline of optimism, some economists say. we want to get your thoughts on the unemployment number and if you are optimistic about the job market. if you are under 30 -- reach out to us on social media, @cspanwj is how you do that on twitter. journal@c-span.org is our email. to read you the headline from "the pittsburgh post-gazette post quote -- -- post-gazette" -- optimism is the subject of today's opinion pages of "the wall street journal:." again, your thoughts on the economy, especially in light of these new numbers, with the federal unemployment rate at seven percent. in.ere is how you can call we divided the lines differently. if you are u
what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanam
by just 165 votes. today president obama is heading in to talk about the economy. here's a look at the arts and recreation campus. he will be speaking a few minutes from now. we don't expect him to make specific announcements, but he will urge congress to pass a budget and extend unemployment by the end of the year. three house committees are holding hearings that focus on the affordable care act's roll out. republicans in the committee say issues with healthcare.gov prove they can't handle undertakings. democrats disagree with that. >> we have before us an example of something that may be too big to swallow even for the u.s. federal government. >> our country's experience with social security in 1935, medicare in 1965 and a prescription drug program in 2005 democrats the government is capable of overcoming the initial problems with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing
." >> president obama is heading to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service. when he returns, expect him to refocus on what he says is his administration's target for the remainder of his presidency. a tale of two americas, candidate obama vowed to heal a polarized nation but that is proving increasingly difficult. his first term ended by tieing jouj l george w. bush as the most polarizing year ever. look how far the lines really are. it's no surprise since over the past decade the nation's seen a rise in liberal democrats and conservative republicans, it's which way politics to the fringe or center. we search far and wide to find someone who knows politics and elected as a republican governor and served four presidents including one democrat named obama. and the only name we could come up with is huntsman. yes, that's my dad jon. welcome to "the cycle." we've banished luke to the remote camera so you can be surrounded by beautiful women, a man with five daughters -- >> i have to say, i've been at a lot of tables but never been so intimidated. and so honored, i have to tell you, it's
country december 15th. president obama has ordered the flag to be lowered to half staff through monday. he and mrs. obama plan to travel to the service and there will be a memorial at the national cathedral wednesday morning at 11:00. >>> i'm bruce leshan at the south africa embassy in d.c. where they have just announced plans for american commemoration of nelson mandela's life. there are books of condolences inside. there will be prayer vigils outside here between 7:00 and 8:00 every night until tuesday. then on wednesday there will be a service at the washington national cathedral. in south africa rain is a sign and in washington in ones and twos and sometimes more people braved the rain to leave a flower, say a prayer, take a picture in memory of the towering figure of nelson mandela. >> such an amazing model of what a human being can be. >> reporter: this embassy was once a battle ground in the fight against apartheid, the racial separation that mandela fought in south africa, which is why the new south africa erected his statue right here. >> the statue stands there because that was
service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what th
parents with the title christmas surprise. >> why does do it that? obama administration officials promised us by november 30th the web site will be functional and as you know it has already been november 30th so the so. >> white house is now work fog the vast majority of people who are trying to use it. it can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. >> they say they have lowered response time to about one second and the error rate below one percent. >> jon: oh, my god. that one percent. i don't know what that is. of course the down side is that the only error that occurs is a really bad error. hey, you did it, guys and to celebrate i got you a card, i think you will enjoy it, it says congratulations on doing the thing you should have done months ago before we lost faith in the government. [ cheers and applause ] >> congratulations. that is not to say there still aren't problems. most of the front end may be looking good, people may be able to get on and get responses, but the information coming out the back end to the insurance companies is still garbage. >> >> i am star
obama's administration says healthcare.gov is working properly 90% of the time. the website appears to have met the self-imposed deadline of december 1st to be up and running 80% of the time. meanwhile, nbc news confirms 100,000 americans successfully selected insurance plans in november. it's a huge increase from the 27,000 able to do so in october. the question now is whether the fixes will be enough to repair some of the heavy political damage caused by the disastrous launch. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with the latest on that. the glitches were causing democrats to consider breaking ranks on the affordable care act. is everyone back in line now? >> reporter: i don't think they are. the glitches remain. glitch is the term the obama care people would love everybody to use. it kind of implies that these are small, fixable problems when, in fact, serious systemic problems remain. that 100,000 number, give or take 10% or 15% each way that signed up to the moment on the federal obama care exchange is more than doubled by the state exchanges. there's a relative handful of
gonzalez, abc news in the bronx, new york. >> the obama administration said the worst of the glitches on its health care website have been fixed. i spoke with ginger gibson, the congressional reporter for politico. >> so far, it is getting a passing grade but it will be incomplete at this point as it begins its second attempt to rollout. there haven't been real problems at this point. people are still able to login. haven't seen any big crashes or problems but it is not over yet. ,ots of people out shopping monday will probably be a big test. >> so when can we expect a mission accomplished banner? [laughter] >> i think the white house is being pretty cautious. a lot of tepid cheering from democrats today who don't want to be seen as kicking the football when they could still be down by seven points. >> the president's approval ratings are down quite a bit. he is seeing his numbers continue to fall. the rollout of this website has not been good for president obama. people are starting to question whether they trust him. republicans see that is something they can capitalize on, looking
sense of the profound and enduring loss. >> president obama who met mandela in 2005 said he cannot fully imagine his own life without the example set by mandela. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to follow the example that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never disdown the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands. and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice. >> president obama is expected to travel to south africa to attend the memorial service for mandela. at the united nations tonight, the security council paused for a moefl silence in mandela's honor. ? south africa, crowds of mourners have gathered to celebrate the life of the former president. robin is in south africa with the story of his incredible life. >> reporter: nelson mandela's struggle for freedom defined his life. he was born in the row motor hills of south africa'
in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell yo
washington. >>> president obama is making a long trip from washington to south africa to honor civil rights legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> the head of south africa's nati
and on the lower end of the economic spectrum, you aren't. >> as president obama pointed out yesterday a growing disparity between the haves and have-nots here in the country. is that a real threat to the overall economy? >> i think it absolutely is. i think it is the key economic problem of our time, the growing income gap and stagnant wages. our economy is made up of 70% consumer spending. if you have the majority of americans not getting raises, not feeling confident you cannot have a more robust recovery longer term. we've got to get unemployment down and wages up. >> you're talking to the smartest analysts in new york, what is their prediction going into 2014? what can we an tess pate? >> well, i think that people are expecting the federal reserve to start tapering back on its asset buying. they've been pouring $85 billion a month into the economy, one of the reasons stocks remain high. i did a cover story in "time "s on carl icahn who believes that the market is going to break at some point, in part because of things we've been talking about, higher inequality, low wages and generally low
to take less pay. seems to make sense. president obama, though, he believes that the federal government can change that situation. however, in five years, his theory has not produced results. nevertheless, the president remains undaunted. >> we need to set aside the belief that government cannot do anything about reducing inequality. it's true that government cannot prevent all of the downsides of the technological change and global competition that are out there right now, but we've also seen how government action time and again can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and bolstering ladders into the middle class. >> an enormous difference? i haven't seen it, have you? maybe he's talking about fdr's new deal or social security or something like that, but presently? big government and high taxation seem to be holding back the private sector and job creation. and the left seems to want it that way. yesterday, "the new york times" editorialized, "the emphasis on cutting taxes and spending that began in the reagan years is a direct result of economic insecurity now. it has
president obama and former u.s. presidents. >>> newlywed murder. a trial set to begin today for a young bride accused of pushing her new husband off the cliff. as new details in this case emerge. >> edge of the world. no harness, no safety net. a daredevil takes his handstand to new heights. >>> and good monday morning. we begin with snow-covered runways and roadways following a wintry storm that seemed to catch people offguard. >> and it's not over yet. a look at the radar there. after a day of snow and ice, the slow-moving system still stretching from the deep south all the way up to maine. >> and this is what it did overnight in the northern suburbs of new york city, icy roads contributed to this nasty multi-car pileup in yonkers. it sent 40 people to the hospital. no one was killed. >>> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled today across the country. a number that's sure to grow. here's a live look at philadelphia's international airport where more than eight inches of snow fell yesterday. >> the hardest storm hit at kickoff for the philadelphia eagles game. blinding snow and wi
.gov. the obama administration said it is working better and faster, but not perfect. tracie potts has more on what happens next. >> i will make sure we get it fixed. >> the obama administration said they met their deadline. 50,000 people can use the website at the same time. 800,000 a day. most of the time with just 1% getting error messages. >> it is working reasonably well. >> while the front door may be open, the backdoor calculating payments for insurance companies is a mess. >> the information coming out to the insurance companies is still garbage. it's undecipherable. >> they are working around it instead of solving it. >> still concerns about whether all that personal information is secure. >> i don't care if you are for or against it, republican or democrat, we should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence scouring the site. >> yes, there no problems. let's work to fix that. >> weeks away from the end of the year, millions of seeing the old plans ette plans for many of the people. that got really lot of. >> americans have an extra week to sign up. the new deadline is december
hundreds of fixes to healthcare.gov, the obama administration said it is working, but not perfectly. i'm tara in washington with the story coming up. >>> drone to doorstep delivery? the new way you could receive your online purchases. >>> the ceo of amazon has an amazing new plan to use drones in the future. he unveiled the details of the secret research and development project for the first time on 60 minutes. the goal of the plan is to get your packages to your doorstep by mini drones. within 30 minutes after they are ordered. so is this even possible? how quickly can we sign up? bruce leshan takes a look at 6:00. there's a lot of testing and faa approval, but estimates the delivery by drone program could be available to customers in four to five years. >> wow. >>> all right, here's your daily checkup on the affordable care act. a dramatic improvement. leaders of the white house technology team say they fixed more than 400 bugs in the system. of course, the question still remains, will that translate into more people signing up? as tara explains, the team admits there are still plen
. what could cause the price >>> president obama back at the white house right now after a brand-new interview at a local university. >> chris matthews, host of "hardball" is here to talk about his exclusive interview. >> you played hardball with the president down from our station. we imagine you talked about health care. >> i did. i got the question people are really asking. the poll numbers are down everywhere. it's a sense the government isn't being tightly controlled. people aren't getting follow through. getting it executed was a problem. i asked what the management system is. i asked him about, you know, this dysfunction in washington, it's the number one concern right now. politicians can't do their job and compromise. we are under strict -- in terms of his words. he was wonderful, when i heard the speech, it seemed parallel to what pope francis is saying with economic justice, especially the poor people. he was really, i'm sure he never said this before. he started talking about what it meant to him and what he's in politics for and why. later on, he gave a portrait of p
obama spoke to the nation a short time ago. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings we will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was especially inspired is american president, barack obama, who shared his reaction a few moments ago to the
. yesterdaysent letters in support of higher wages to the fast food companies. president obama pushed for increase in the minimum wage yesterday. want to hear from all of you this morning. are you able to move up the economic ladder? dial (202)under 30, 585-3880. 50, (202) between 31- 585-3881 (202) 585-388. 50, (202) 585- 3882. you can also post your comments on twitter or facebook. let me show you a little bit of president obama's speech. it was from the center for american progress. [video clip] >> for one thing, these trends are bad for our economy. one study finds that growth is more fragile and recession is more frequent in countries with greater inequality. .hat makes sense when families have less to spend, businesses have fewer customers. households rack up greater mortgage and credit card debt. topentrated wealth at the will not result in broadly based consumer spending that drives our economy and with less regulation, it may contribute to risky speculative bubbles. rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for families and social cohesion. not just because we tend to trust our in
website and claims from the obama administration the site is now working for a majority of americans, a nasty surprise may be in store for some of those americans trying to get insurance. turns out a long list of till unresolved problems means some people who thought they signed up for insurance may not actually be covered come january 1st. joining me monica crowley, fox news contributor, to talk about the political impact of all of this. you know the website issue was very visible, right? you try to log on, you can't do it. this is a different type of problem. it is not as easily seen and it is delayed. so how big of an impact is it going to be if it does happen? >> when the website launched on october 1st there were two huge problems we knew about. i'm sure there were more problems we didn't know about but two big ones we knew about right away. the first was the front end, what the consumer saw. they couldn't even log on. there was a lot of frustration people said i would like to get into the exchanges, i can't even log on, i'm being timed out, i'm losing my information. they said
letter to president brock obama, arguing that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations highlight the needs to reform group -- to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. the revelations have shaken the tech industry. it has heightened calls for surveillance reform. that is our topic today. has government surveillance gone too far? welcome to "washington journal. we want to hear from you this morning. the numbers are -- you can also reach out to us on social media. take a look at the headlines. first in "usa today," -- that investigation coming out this morning, it details how public service agencies are using that surveillance data. let's talk about the eight tech companies calling for more surveillance limits. those include apple, google, microsoft, and twitter. looking at the front page of "the washington post" this morning -- from that letter -- let's go to your calls. in northgo to david carolina on our line for independents. hey.r: i use a lot of the social facebook. outy to put my opinion there and i feel when it gets that it locksed up all
of their country. we will also tell you the specific plans now that we know about president obama's visit along with some other u.s. presidents here to south africa later this week as we report from soweto. >> lester, looking forward to that. we will get back to you shortly. >>> we want to get to today's top story in the u.s., another round of both powerful winter storms creating treacherous conditions at this point from california all the way to new england. the weather channel's mike seidel is in a very chilly leesburg, virginia, this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as we await the first wintery weather west of washington, dallas is encased in ice. the west coast got slammed by a second storm on saturday. in barts of north dakota and montana, temperatures have stayed below zero since thursday. no break in the wintery blast as a new storm moved into california. heavy snow in the mountains made the roads unsafe. >> it's slippery and dangerous. you try to change lanes and you're going sideways. >> reporter: icy conditions saturday went as far south as los angeles county, puttin
weekt to expire on detecting guns through metal detectors. president obama will address the nation with the status of health care.gov. and the washington post is reporting that the senate is confident they can pass the farm bill. washingtong to journal, december 3, 2013. you have heard about the amazon the faaamazon store to is posted developer rules by 2015 on use of drones and commercial airspace. we want to get your thoughts on whether or not you would support or oppose drone use. here is how you can call in the -- a we that you choose the line the best record since you. if you want to weigh in on social media, three ways you can do so, you can send us a tweet. you can send something to our .acebook page and you can always send this e- mail -- send us e-mail, journal@c-span.org. the faa is already in the process of developing regulations on how drones would be used. they are supposed to be set by 2015. maybe you have seen the video from the cbs piece that ran. about five pounds would be delivered to your doorway within 30 minutes, according to a claim from the founder of amazon.
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